When "no" doesn't always mean "no."
The state of Alabama has taken a lot of grief from the rest of the country (here and here and here, and many others in Google News search results) over a failed statewide referendum to remove racist language from the Alabama Constitution.
Michael Ciammara with the Alabama Policy Institute is trying to correct the record.
He's been making the rounds, trying to get people to understand that voters weren't voting "for racism" when they narrowly defeated Amendment 2. He ought to know. He opposed the referendum, and he was the man who authored the thing in the first place.
Ciamarra says he's resubmitting his original Amendment 2, without the additions that were secretly tacked on by a lawmaker. Meanwhile, the pounding continues.